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  1. Jobs San Diego vs Sacramento
    I'm a life long Sacramento resident. Acute hospital jobs are hard to come by, but they are possible to obtain. If you're willing to work in ltc, there are many opportunities for work, though the pay...
    Jun 28
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. When Studying, Should I Write Down Rationales?
    Welcome! And good luck to you!!! Hard work will get you to your goals!
    Jun 28
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Am I a bad nurse?
    Might I politely suggest that you find a way to exude more confidence? In my (humble) opinion and experience, nurses who exude confidence are less likely to be called out for not appearing competent....
    Jun 28
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Overworked?
    For what it's worth, many older nurses worked 7 days per week at 2 facilities at my most recent place of employment. It's what they'd always done. As for me, 40 hrs was enough but I would work a...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. When Studying, Should I Write Down Rationales?
    I read rationales. But I don't write them down, unless it's something I totally do not understand and need to go back to later to learn it.
    Jun 28
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. married with 4 kids, never been to college, age 29, can i do this? am i too old?
    I decided to become a nurse at your same age: 29. My situation may be different from yours because my marriage was rocky (but I thought it was the "normal" type of rocky everyone experiences. In...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  7. The patient's "guests"
    Ditto for my apologies! I've been a brat before to nurses caring for loved ones. Now that I know the reasons, "why" I feel bad about my behavior.
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Does my RACE matter when applying to Nursing Programs?
    I. Just. Died. Thanks for the laugh!!!!! Bwahahaha!!!
    Jun 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Does my RACE matter when applying to Nursing Programs?
    In my state, the race is asked on applications for everything from college apps to welfare. I understand that this is to allow the fed govmt to assure that minorities aren't being discriminated...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. COPDer de-satting? What do you do?
    I'm a new nurse. Please explain. ๐Ÿ˜€ I know palliative is to relieve pain and hospice is to ensure dignity (including pain relief) is maintained. I do not know the difference. Thank you.
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nurses being fired after 20 plus years
    I agree that although Filipinos are taught in English in the Philipines, sometimes, their accent is difficult to understand. I hope my post isn't offensive. I think my Filipino colleagues are...
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I'm a sexless nurse
    Or orange is the new black?!
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Question
    In my area, for the community colleges, you have to have your Lvn license. Then get 6 mos experience in order to apply to the 1 yr Lvn to rn bridge. Because of the way the app deadlines are set...
    Jun 14
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  14. Anyone do a boxing workout for stress management?
    I should do that!!
    Jun 12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. This week, I learned..... (6/6/15)
    I haven't. Unless you meant the post about working camming through nursing school.....
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Should I report this nurse for unprofessionalism?
    This is a tough call. I'm curious to see what OPs with more experience have to say. On one hand, I think it is very very inappropriate for the RN to have engaged in an argument with the pt. that's...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. GoFundMe Thoughts?
    I guess I'm the odd person out...go fund me accounts don't bother me. I just ignore them. To be honest, I've fantasized about setting up one for myself-believe me, I think I have a good story-...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. "My Tech" or "My Aide"
    I'm pretty sure my techs called me, "my nurse". It was a compliment and a term of endearment. We were a team!!!! Maybe your nurses don't mean the "my" in that sense, though.
    Jun 5
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  19. LVN Jobs in Northern California
    In my experience, there are lots of opportunities for lvns in northern CA. I personally worked in an ALF and a psych facility. Most of my classmates work in SNFs. I think one works in a clinic and...
    Jun 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Obesity:  A disease or a lifestyle
    Did you really say deep fried chicken parts?!?! You're killing me! Lol! I'm on a diet! But that sounds good!!! But I can not eat it! Lolol!!
    May 29
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Monster of Pre-Requisites
    I thought about becoming a nurse in 2009. Started classes in jan 2010. It is now 2015 and I was accepted into an LVN-RN bridge program... I took approx 1 prerequisite science plus 1 science per...
    May 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Apple Watch
    I want the apple sport watch because consumer reports says the heart rate tracker is extremely accurate ! For the price tho, I'd hope I could wear it to work/clinicals!
    May 26
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. I hate being a CNA
    Working as s CNA in SNF settings was hard for me, also. I eventually found a job as a 1:1 CNA/ pt sitter. I enjoyed this work immensely. Like the other posters said, CNA skills do help you when you...
    May 25
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Sadly I won't get to go to school.....
    Have you looked into other schools? I visited 3 local schools who all told me I needed $5,000 up front. Which I didn't have. Period. Eventually I received a grant. The stipulation was that I...
    May 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  25. Sadly I won't get to go to school.....
    I'm sorry to hear that, organized chaos! Please don't give up!! You will be able to achieve your goals if you keep them in your sight!!!! ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜“
    May 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student


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